Some numbers from last week:
- 43 new members.
- 161 new threads.
- 3,315 new posts.
- 951 new images to the plant database.
- 87 new comments in the plant database.
There were 10 new gardening ideas posted last week:
May 14, 2012
|A quick snow tip|
|In cold zones where you are fortunate enough to get snow, it's a good idea to shovel extra snow on plants and shrubs, especially near the foundation as it doesn't always get good coverage. The plants are more likely to die from drying out rather than the cold. |
May 10, 2012
|Poison ivy tip|
|Need to eradicate poison ivy in your yard this spring? If the leaves are still young and shiny, spray the plant with a solution of 4 tablespoons pure liquid soap (not detergent) mixed in a quart of water. This can kill surrounding vegetation as well so be careful when spraying. And don't handle any parts of the dead plants without gloves and skin protection since the toxic oil (urushiol) can remain active for years in a dead poison ivy plant.|
May 9, 2012
|Deck saver tip|
|Leaking water from containers can be hard on your deck. Prevent water damage by placing decorative "feet" or stones under your containers to allow air flow.|
May 8, 2012
|A quick tip about aphids|
|Aphids come in all colors, including green, yellow, red, and black, doing damage primarily to young, tender foliage and buds. They're defenseless and can easily be squished, brushed, or sprayed off. Insecticidal soap sprays and oils may be used as well, but they will harm your aphid predators, too. Control for ants in the area, since colonies often spread aphids, protecting them and feeding off of the sticky sweet substance they produce.|